Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor'

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Sage, Tricolor (Tender Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

This very decorative sage has variegated leaves of cream, purple and green. Even more attractive in bloom with blue flowers.
Ornamental qualities for in the garden and in the home. Use leaves in teas, eggs, meats, breads, soups and gravies. Use leaves fresh or dried. Preserve by air-drying.

Height

12-18 Inches

Spread

15-24 Inches

Interesting Notes

To the ancients, sage was associated with immortality and credited with increasing mental capacity. The genus name derives from the Latin for "salvation."

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Soil should be slightly alkaline, with little moisture needed once established. Cut back woody stems by two-thirds in early spring to encourage new growth.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Crafts
Fragrant
Containers
Culinary
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Variegated
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
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